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Author Topic: EP614: Sparg  (Read 111 times)
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« on: February 13, 2018, 01:43:08 PM »

Escape Pod 614: Sparg

AUTHOR : Brian Trent
NARRATOR : Alasdair Stuart
HOST: Tina Connolly


Sparg had difficulty making pancakes, but he was trying.

In the empty apartment, he clutched the silver bowl with one tentacle to hold it steady. With another, he attempted the far trickier business of whipping the batter as he’d seen his owners do many, many times. The bowl was bigger than him. The counter was sticky with flour, egg, and ink.

From his cage, he had watched them conduct this peculiar ritual enough times to understand it was how they prepared their food. More elaborate than the brown fish-pellets they gave him. When his food dish was empty, they usually noticed as they shuffled in from the bedroom each morning. If they didn’t, Sparg would gently thump his tentacles against the bars until they came over to see what was the bother. Then strange sounds would issue from their red mouths:

“Sparg’s food dish is empty. Can you get the bag?”

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Trusst in me, jusst in me.

« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 01:49:39 PM »

I may never forgive Escape Pod. This started out so cute. So funny.'s...what? HE'S ALONE? No! He...he has to get out!


Dammit. Once more, a story snuck up behind me and bonked me right in the feels and made it all hard to drive and stuff.


I invent imaginary people and make them have conversations in my head. I also write.

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 05:20:49 PM »

I'd like to start the "Save Sparg" fundraising campaign. We can bring him home! This little one-cephalopod cargo cult definitely won my heart.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - I wasn't crying on the bus, I had something in my eye.
PPS - I'm trying very hard not to think what the story would have been like if set a few weeks later.

Tomato is a fruit, watermelon is a berry, banana is a herb and everything you know is wrong.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 07:26:42 AM »

PPS - I'm trying very hard not to think what the story would have been like if set a few weeks later.

You mean after they all come back and throw a party for Sparg for the lovely breakfast spread he set out for them?!

Why would you not want to think about that?

Coz that's the only possible way it could end up.

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Will there be sugar after the rebellion?

« Reply #4 on: Today at 04:07:34 AM »

I would definitely adopt Sparg. Do you think he could expand his culinary repertoire to include bacon and egg sandwiches?

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